is a playwright from Dermott, Arkansas. Her full-length plays include FLEX (Humana Festival of New American Plays) and A Medusa Thread (UC Santa Babara Launch Pad). Candrice is a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. Currently, she is drafting a new play entitled Leaving Teaching.
is a playwright, director, composer, actor, and lyricist. Work includes Frida: Dentro de mis mundos (37th Puerto Rican Theatre Festival), Ladies without Corset (The intimate life of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks), Dominic (“The Singing Nun” story), Semidesnudas monologues (unusual women in history), El Jardín, lyricist and composer, and the theatrical adaptation of Mundo Cruel (Lambda 2014).
is a playwright, essayist, producer, parent, and photographer living in New York. She is the founder of Blackboard Plays and one of the Founders of Harlem9. She is an OBIE Award-winning producer, Artist in Residence at Wayne State University, and Line Producer at The Public. www.garliacornelia.com
is an actor, singer, writer, director, and producer. He has penned the book to Everything in the Dim Light, a new musical currently in development, adapted from the Thomas Hardy novel Far From The Madding Crowd. jlandonhays.com
’s play The Way North was a finalist for the O’Neill, an Honorable Mention for the 2019 Kilroys List, and was featured in the 2019 Ashland New Plays Festival (in addition to many other readings and festivals). Other plays include Two Degrees, The Worth of Water, Safe Harbor, Ten Mile Lake, Age of Bees, And Then They Fell. Tira has also been commissioned to write new work for the UC Irvine graduate acting students: Hold Steady (2019), All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (2020) and The Last Time We Saw Madison (2021).
is a Panamanian American writer and the author of Migrant Psalms (Northwestern University Press, 2021) and the forthcoming Stepmotherland (Notre Dame Press, 2022). His most recent play, Black Feminist Video Game, has been produced by The Civilians for 59E59, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Center Theater Group, and other theatres and venues.
is a resident playwright and the Associate Artistic Director at Space55 theatre in downtown Phoenix. They’ve written and produced four full-length plays: Ear, The First Annual Bookburners Convention, The Canterbury Tarot, and Radio Free Europa. A fifth play, The Hidden Sea, is premiering virtually at Space55.org this May.
is a veteran stage and screen performer, writer, and director who is currently an MFA playwriting student at Hunter College. Dedicated to bringing authentic Deaf voices to the mainstream, he advocates for awareness and representation within the theatre industry. For more, please visit garrettzuercher.com. #RepresentationMatters